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PS3 System Software Update (v.4.00)

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PS3 System Software Update (v.4.00)

A new system software update (v4.00) will be released this week. In preparation for the launch of PlayStation Vita (PS Vita) in Japan, this update will prepare PlayStation 3 (PS3) to serve as a content management device. It will allow users to copy their digital content such as games, music, photos, and videos between PS Vita and PS3, back up PS Vita game games including save data to your PS3 hard drive, and update the system software for your PS Vita system using the network features of your PS3.

Other changes to take effect with this update include:

  • PlayStation Plus members can now choose to enable or disable each automatic update feature
    • Game patches
    • System software
    • Recommended games and videos
    • Sync trophy information
  • New PlayStation Network settings for filtering friend requests and messages

You can find more details after the firmware goes live here. We look forward to your feedback.

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  • Woo!! 4.00 if Finally here

  • Will the XMB Change or will it be the same as before?

  • So in other words 4.0 does nothing new.

  • will playstation vita have a youtube app ? how about google + app?

  • well, I can’t wait for this one to be active.

  • Cross game Chat?

  • I hate having to wait until Feb. to get my PS Vita.

  • Is this a global update?

  • The PS3 will never get cross game chat, Sony said this themselves.

  • Kinda disappointing that 4.0 won’t bring much new to the table. PlayStation needs to make PSN more social.

  • Wow, so a major numerical update like this is so useless? (Example in major numerical: 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, etc).

    I’m insanely disappointed.. the XMB is unbelievably old.

  • Man it’s up to 4.00 finally? I’ve had a ps3 since december 2006, so it’s crazy to think we’ve come this far, and I’ve had it for so long. And now that I’m so old. Thanks lol

  • The previous big number updates for PS3 were awesome. This? Not so much, the Vita isn’t even out in our region and won’t be until much later. I don’t get this pointless update. Whatever, at least the filtering privacy options will be put to good use.

  • Wow, 4.00 so soon O_o

    Anyway, I’d like to see a way to hide trophy notifications. I love to collect trophies, but they sometimes they distract me from the main game and story.

  • I approve of the PS+ updates.

  • Oh, and I can’t wait for the PS Vita to hit US stores in February!

  • This seriously shouldn’t be a 4.0 update. I love the new filters and options, but where’s the over due UI overhaul. With Vita around the corner, this just seems highly needed. The Vita UI is beautiful and seems very intuitive for something like Move. I hope this is just the begining. I mean, I know you don’t want ps3 updates to shun new Vita features, but I highly doubt it would.

  • Also, any plans on announcing an earlier Vita US release?

  • it would be cool if they made a update where u can play music that is on the console while you are playing a game

  • nice one for ps+ members!

  • Really really really hope we can play our downloaded PS1 classics on our Vita’s on launch day.

  • LMAO these firmware updates be lamer and lamer every time they post one.

  • I sincerely hope the Vita will have a flash player.

  • Will v4.00 fix the Dungeon Defenders’ Trophies?

    Every time I go to my Profile or my trophy collection it is not adding the Dungeon Defender trophies to my list, but it is repeatedly going through the syncing process each attempt.

    In fact, none of my friends who have the game have managed to get the trophies to sync to their profile.

  • Kinda disappointed that the only very few new features are only available to PS+ users.
    We’ve all been waiting for Cross Game Chat, Online ID name change, etc. for years now and now that you’ve reached 4.0 they’re still not here :(

  • What are “PS Vita game games”? Did y’all put a game inside a game?

  • I would love to see a store update that filters all the stuff you have bought into a layout like the actual store and not just a long list of titles. (Over 1000 downloads is a lot of stuff to scroll through if you are looking for just one thing)

  • “Wow, so a major numerical update like this is so useless? (Example in major numerical: 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, etc).”

    Maybe they switched to chromes versioning scheme

  • Very nice update.

  • Seriously? The other console gets a major features features and this is what we get with a major version of a firmware? Come on!

  • How is it useless? I’d say it’s a pretty significant update for PSV compatibility.

  • Please add the ability to disable trophy notifications.

  • Separate game invites from message inbox please.

  • Other console gets major features? Oh you mean like Fios TV where you already need to have a Fios TV AND Inet subscription so that you can watch a paltry 26 channels out of over 130? Yeah, I’d love that on my PS3 too!!

  • I deactivated all activated PS3 (just games) with that website. But it didn’t help me with Video, or PSP systems. When can I deactivate those options? In preparation of the Vita coming and the fact my old PS3 is dead.

    I tried to activate the PS3 I use now for video and it told me tough crap. Please fix

  • Sounds more like 3.9. This is a Vita update not realy a PS3 update.

  • No major updates to the OS in nearly 3 years that don’t require you to pay for. Just apps upon apps for services that are only available in the US. Pathetic.

  • Will we ever get a new XMB? C’mon man.

  • RAGE-GOD, they do have some games such as little big planet 2 and sports champions that have the mucic feature. If you want to know if a game has this feature, look on the back and look and see, Custom Music in the games features. If it’s not there it doesn’t have it, it doesn’t have the feature.

  • @bakerarmy
    where is this site?

  • WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come on really , this is a useless update for the PS vita who cares about that. do something else besides security updates pretty soon i will be switching to Xbox because they actual have a nice update coming up which i would be glad to pay 60 dollars a year for.

  • You should’ve just bumped it to 3.80, as this update does little to nothing that deserves a 4.00 stamp. Seriously, if you don’t give us something awesome with 4.00, then how are we supposed to expect ANYTHING awesome at all for the PS3’s future updates?

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    Dear Sony Development Team,

    This is Skater_Ricky Firmware Wish List That I hope
    SONY can put these features into the ever so growing
    Powerful PS3.

    ? (Party System) Cross Game Voice Chat
    ? Voice Messaging (30 second – 60 second clip)
    ? Be able to hit the PS button to Answer a Message that a Friend has Sent
    ? Faster IN-GAME XMB.. take out useless options that can’t be used or Better Yet “REVAMP the whole In-game XMB” or just make a better In-game menu all together and deal without the XMB for in-game Menu.
    ? Option to Defragment Hard Drive in the Settings Selection

    Thanks Skater_Ricky :D
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    Dear Sony Development Team,

    ? Custom Avatars
    ? Screenshoot Capture Built into the PS3 OS across all Games and Apps.
    ? Easier to Customize Folders for all MUSIC, GAME, PHOTO’s
    ? Direct Feed from PlayStation Blog in the What’s New Section like “RSS Feed: for PlayStation Blog.
    ? Music Player Visual (Bigger Album Art) while playing with a nice Music Player Visuals. And Differnt Visual’s within the Music Player.
    ? iPhone and iPod support to Upload Pictures and Listen to Music. (I’d like to at least upload my pictures from my iPhone to my PS3)
    ? Backward Compatibility with PS2 (Software/Firmware Update)

    Thanks Skater_Ricky :D
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    @ Everyone complaining to get Cross Game Voice Chat.

    The PS3 is capable but would not preform well because of the lack of RAM Memory there for would make the system crash so there for they will not allow Cross Game Voice Chat to be included for the PS3 unless they revamp the PS3 UI (Those of you that dont know what UI stands for its Universal Interface which basic means Menu System or other words for the PS3 XMB would have to be completely changed.)

    But lets hop that SONY listen to us PlayStation Users and include it for the PS4

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  • will not be renewing my ps+ till they add more features yes i enjoy the cloud support and game updates but come on add more features

  • Seriously? Is that it? Vita?

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    @PlayStation Development Team Guess this will be a PS4 Request

    I like to see us ALL get a Kick A$$ Party Invite System

    This Party Invite System Can Add People From your Friend List or Have Open Party Invite to Add People In a Window were all Can Chat Cross Game or Invite Each in a Game to Play Online togeather.

    And In this Party System you have the Option to Call a Friend 1 on 1 and Chat Privately While Playing Other Games or be Playing the Same Game.
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    @PlayStation Development Team Guess this will be a PS4 Request

    Or in a Group of 8 Friends or non Friends to Chat About Gaming Kinda Like Video Chat But with out the Function of Video.

    And In this System it would have Options to Send ANY GAME Invite to a PSN Friend to Play that game you Choose to Play Online.

    When they Accpet it will Send them to your Party and in the Party Box there PSN ICON will Show up and they have the Optoin to Chat Via Text or Voice Chat.
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